Be ready to deal with Emergencies, Disasters and even WAR by making certain you have the supplies below:
Whether you live in an earthquake area, a flood zone, Tornado Alley or in a major city subject to Terrorist attacks, I earnestly hope my fellow Americans have heeded my long-offered advice to prepare themselves.
Given the ongoing shenanigans with North Korea, and now the sudden burst of trouble in Syria between the US and RUSSIA, WAR PREPS are a smart idea too.
Modern warfare is no longer restricted to far-off battlefields. Sleeper cells will attack our Electrical Grid, our public water supplies, key highway bridges to halt the flow of food and commerce, key railroad bridges, to halt the flow of food and war-fighting supplies, Oil and gas pipelines to shut down our ability to keep warm or to travel or deliver supplies.
They will release chemical and biological weapons to take as many of us down with them as they can.
You and your family absolutely MUST prepare. You MUST have:
An Emergency Food Supply
An Emergency Water Supply
Filter Masks to protect from inhaling radiation particles or Chemical/Biological Weapons
Swimmer masks or waterproof goggles to protect our eyes from Nuclear/Chemical/Biological Weapons
A source of Emergency Electrical power: A generator, or an INVERTER to convert DC car batteries to AC electric, or Solar panels with batteries and an INVERTER.
Spare Fuel: For your car(s), Trucks, Emergency Generator fuel supply etc.
CASH MONEY ON HAND -- Puerto Rico got hit by a hurricane and over a month later, many banks and ATM's were still closed and offline. Credit cards didn't work. Debit Cards didn't work. What few stores were open wouldn't accept checks. CASH WAS KING. Such will be the case nationwide in the USA if we get hit here by North Korean attacks. No cash? No nothing for you. Have some cash on-hand. Not to pay bills, but to rely upon so you can survive.
Emergency HEAT. We are still in Winter; thee's still a lot of cold weather ahead. You should have at least ONE source of Emergency heat. Perhaps a Kerosene Heater with spare fuel? SOMETHING is better than nothing. If war hits here . . . and attacks here in the USA are ___ LIKELY ____ you'd better have a way to keep warm if all the electric is out and if gas/oil pipelines are sabotaged stalling your furnace.
Emergency Communications: Again I refer to Puerto Rico as a prime example of how screwed-up things get when disaster strikes. People on that island couldn't get cellular or wi-fi, had no landline phones and no electric; thus could not communicate with their loved ones. Don't be like them.
Make certain you have spare medicine to live on. Some folks take specific medicines without which they cannot live. For instance, one member of my family had a Thyroid removed due to cancer. That person MUST take a Thyroid replacement drug once a day. Without that medicine, my family member will die by day five of no medicine. Have a month or longer supply of such vital medicines on-hand.
Here's the worst part:
The worst part of this situation is that you cannot tell ANYONE that you have made preparations. The overwhelming majority of people simply will not take _any_ steps to prepare. And when disaster strikes, they will come knocking on YOUR door, begging for help.
Many of you will find yourselves in a situation where people you've known for years, come begging you for food and you'll face a stark choice: Feed THEM, or feed YOURSELF. They had a chance to prep but didn't. They made that choice, they have to live (or die) from it. Only the strong survive. The weak and weak-minded do not.
If you make the mistake of bragging or telling anyone that you're making preparations, they'll stick that in the back of their minds and do nothing, figuring they can come to YOU when the SHTF. And if you make yet another mistake of actually giving any of them food, THEY WILL TELL OTHERS! You'll quickly find yourself totally swamped by desperate, hungry, people.
HAVE FIREARMS and AMMUNITION You should have a firearm to protect yourself and your family. When the ignorant masses start getting hungry, first they'll _ask_ for food; then they'll come to TAKE IT. You had better be ready to fend-off these predators.
Below are SOURCES via AMAZON for the items I have mentioned above. I am NOT the Seller of any of these items. In the interest of full disclosure, I WILL earn a $1 or $2 Commission if you buy things via my web site, but the price you pay is the same whether you buy it through my site, or directly thru AMAZON. My Commission comes out of the seller profit, so your price is not affected. Whether you buy through my site or somewhere else, just make sure you have these preps!
Time is of the essence. Once hostilities commence, things will get incredibly bad, incredibly fast. There won't be any time to cover your ass once everyone in the country is trying to cover theirs. Store shelves will be emptied in hours. Gas stations will be empty too (just like we all saw when Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and "the masses" waited until one day before its arrival to even THINK of getting fuel. Thousands of them found empty gas stations. Don't be like them.
If a hostile entity (like North Korea or Terrorists) were to release a Biological Weapon anywhere in the US, certain areas of our country (perhaps entire cities) would IMMEDIATELY be under QUARANTINE. No one in. No one out.
All businesses and transportation would shut down.
In order for _any_ Quarantine to be lifted, authorities must go through at least one 21 day period without any NEW infections. Most times, they actually need TWO 21-day periods. That's 42 days.
Do YOU have enough food at home to last 42 days?
If not, you're screwed. Because there won't be any way to get food delivered (all businesses are closed) and you won't be allowed out to try to BUY anything. So what then?
Anyone who thinks the government will somehow help them is an idiot.
You'd better think long and hard about getting yourself Emergency food, because if North Korea sees it's losing a war with us, they WILL release bio-weapons here in the US, and a lot of us WILL be Quarantined. Will you or your family be among those who starve?
No one can survive a direct impact of a nuclear bomb. But those close to an impact zone CAN survive; and so can those farther away . . . . IF you prepare to deal with the issues created by an attack.
In a nuclear attack, the immediate blast zone is totally lost. Vaporized. Nothing survives. Within 3 miles of the blast zone, windows are instantly shattered by the force of the blast - both the wind and the sound wave.
You can minimize the danger of injury to yourself and your family from shattering glass by installing plastic coating on the INSIDE of your windows. This coating acts to hold-together the shards of glass which would otherwise be JAGGED, RAZOR-LIKE, PROJECTILES cutting the heck out of anything in their path.
The coating makes your home windows more like a car windshield as opposed to the side window in a car: A Windshield may crack, but the glass is held together by plastic. Side windows of a car shatter all over the place.
Here are some sources of Plastic window coatings you can apply to your windows at home, yourself:
Once a nuke detonates, there will be NO FOOD deliveries, probably for weeks, to the affected area. Government won't even be able to bring food in because of all the debris blocking roads, collapsed bridges and overpasses. You need to have Emergency Food Supplies in your possession before this takes place or you will literally starve to death.
Here are some sources of Emergency Food:
ABOUT THE MASKS ABOVE: It is important that you have one WITH YOU or within immediate reach at all times. For instance, having masks at home while you're at work is useless if an attack takes place while you're at work. You need to have one in your desk or locker at work. You should also have one in your car in case an attack takes place while you're traveling. I have one for EACH of my family members both at home and in my family car, so if we're all together on an outing, and something takes place, we all have masks in the car. Your finances will dictate how many masks you get, but these are things to really think about as you prep.</p>
If Biological or Chemical Weapons are released, you want to protect your eyes. With chemicals, eye protection is understood, but with BIOLOGICAL, most people do not realize they can walk through infectious particles, some of those particles get on our eyes and when we BLINK, the infection gets pushed into our tear ducts and we're infected!!!!! So having waterproof goggles is essential for protection.
Once your supply of stored water runs out, you're going to need more water, but NONE may be available via Municipal Water Supplies or stores. At that point, you will have to get water from nearby Lakes, Streams or Rivers, and that absolutely requires FILTERING before being consumed. Here are some Gravity-fed water filters you can resort to when your emergency supplies run out:
Generators - To keep the refrigerator cold a couple hours a day, charge your devices and have a couple lights in the house.
Solar Power- Will keep some small devices charged, and one light on in the house
Inverters- VERY LIMITED CAPABILITY
These turn your car battery in 120 volts AC. Wattage is important, a typical refrigerator takes 1100 watts! Bear that in mind as you shop. . .
The are empty cans to store spare fuel for your Generator, car, truck, etc.
These need fuel to operate; usually Kerosene
These empty containers to store Kerosene fuel are colored blue to distinguish Kerosene from Gasoline.
CB Radio for cars or home
Mobile Antennas (One needed per car)
BASE STATION ANTENNAS - For home or Apt.
GMRS Walkie-Talkies - VERY LIMITED RANGE (Despite Ad Claims; usually less than 1 mile)
Please Note: This web site survives on READER DONATIONS. If you found this article helpful, PLEASE use the DONATE BUTTON at the top right of this page to send some financial help. I cannot do this without YOU.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & FACEBOOKFollow @realhalturner
FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK